Homemade Rosemary Bread Recipe

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I used to be terrified of making bread. The yeast, hoping the dough would rise, the time it took. Something has always stopped me from making bread in the past. Then earlier this year I made a king cake and all my fears disappeared. Since then, I have really enjoyed making my own bread although it still feels time consuming.
On our recent Aspen trip I made discovered this super yummy homemade rosemary bread recipe on Pinterest. I have to tell you, Pinterest is becoming my new favorite place for food inspiration. The bread was a hit and was quickly gobbled up with dinner!
homemade rosemary bread
Because I was not sure what the vacation house would have, I brought all of my ingredients with me. Turned out this was unnecessary and the house was not only amazing, but fully stocked. The ingredients were pre-measured out in bags for each step.
homemade rosemary bread
First, I let the sugar and yeast dissolve in warm water for about 10 minutes while I chopped up the rosemary.

Yep, all that beautiful rosemary!

Then I mixed it with the salt, rosemary, seasonings, olive oil, and flour.
homemade rosemary bread
I added the bread flour and kneaded the dough on the floured butcher block for about 5 minutes. It was pretty sticky. Once mixed, I let the bread rise for the first time in the bowl.
homemade rosemary bread
Then I punched it down, reformed it and placed it in the warm window to rise a second time. After baking for 20 minutes, it turned a beautiful shade of golden brown. It was absolutely terrific.
I can’t wait to make this again at a slightly lower altitude as it didn’t seem to rise as much as expected. However, it did not deter from the taste so I guess that’s what really matters. All of you bread experts care to weigh in? Do you think it was the altitude or something else? I’d love to know in the comments below. Maybe it wasn’t warm enough and I was in a hurry so I might have been a little impatient. See…that time consuming thing again.
Here is the recipe if you would like to make it yourself.
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19 Comments

Taylor · May 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Thank you so much for linking up this yummy bread at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week. You've been FEATURED! 🙂 I hope you'll link up again soon! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/05/unveil-y

Betsy@RomanceOnaDime · May 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I just brought home some fresh rosemary!!! I'm excited to try this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime. I loved this idea so much I featured you on this week's Take it on Tuesday. 🙂
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Ashley · May 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try this! I have never made my own bread before, so this is going to be my first bread recipe!
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{Adventuresindinner} · May 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

Isn't making bread somehow the most satisfying thing to do? I always feel like I've really accomplished something when I'm done. I'm going to add this to my 'to make' list. Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration Party, I'm very gladd to be one of your happy followers C:

Amy · May 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Oh how gorgeous! I love rosemary and I love baking bread!! I can't wait to try this one out!

Sharon · May 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I don't doubt that for one minute! I love bread.

Sharon · May 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

That is truly beautiful bread. So golden brown. I bet the rosemary tastes so savory in the bread. And congrats on getting past your fear of baking bread! I need to follow your example! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Show & Tell.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class
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Trish @ Uncommon · May 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe with us!
Take care,
Trish
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    Deanna · May 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    You're welcome. Thank you for the compliments!

carolyn - homework · May 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. Pop on by and check it out {grab a featured button} and most importantly – have a wonderful weekend!

karahill · May 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

This looks so good. I love anything with rosemary….thanks for this post!

    Deanna · May 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Me too! You are more than welcome!

Melissa · May 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I'm terrified of making bread, basically for all of the reasons that you just listed. It seems so daunting, but looking at that picture of your finished product I could practically smell it. So maybe I'll try it out.
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    Deanna · May 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Oh, you really should. It's a bit time consuming, but the bread is so good in the end. I've found it to be a fun weekend thing to do while reading a book during all the wait time.

Suzanne@TheWine{a}be · May 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

YUM!! I love bread…and rosemary bread at that!!! It is one of my favs…no joke. I am gonna try the recipe! Looks delish and I am now starving. 😉
Cheers!~S

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